We get it. We’re in denial, too. Yyou’re aware The Colbert Report is ending soon, but knowing the date makes it that much more real and tragic (not unlike setting a wedding date). Still, we have to face the facts. Don’t worry; you’re not in this alone. We’re here. We promise. Okay, ready? Last night, while promoting the paperback release of his book America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, he announced that the final episode will air on— it will air on— on— on— okay, give us a second … [sniff] — on December 18. That gives you enough time to buy an American flag for you to fly at half mast.